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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Alice visits France

Alice Isabella loved France.
So did her traveling companion Miss P. Smedley.
and Jack the Jack Russell.
He decided to stay with Miss Alice because his family were going away on holiday.

The three of them became a little band, they walked for miles along the cobblestone pavements.

There were lots of interesting things for Jack to sniff and there were cats everywhere... on the steps by the door, under the chairs, and on the pavement (footpath) Now this excited him very much.

They sat in little cafes on red cane chairs facing the road and drank coffee and said 
"Merci" (which means thank you)

Miss P Smedley had to help Alice Isabella with her pronunciation, because she kept saying "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" in a sing song voice instead of saying it the french way.

Alice Isabella can sing Fre-re Jacques, and she annoyingly sang it very often in her high spindly voice. 

"Frère Jacques, frère Jacques,
Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous?
Sonnez les matines! Sonnez les matines!
Din, dan, don. Din, dan, don."

She can be so annoying at times.

Jack, the Jack Russell put his paws over his ears sometimes, but at other times he joined in. He can speak French you know, he has a strong doggy accent but it's quite nice really.

One special day they visited a beautiful garden.

It was once owned by Mr and Mrs Monet. (You don't say "Mon - ET" you say "Mon - A")

A very, very, merry, long time ago, Mr Monet was a painter.

He painted all day and all night in his bright yellow kitchen.

The walls were yellow, the table was yellow and   even the curtains were yellow. It looked like it had been kissed by the sun.

He painted flowers, and bridges and waterlily s with flair and gusto.

(that means he painted very strongly)

It was sunny in the garden.

It was warm and kind.

It smelt wonderful and the bees and butterflies were having a wonderful time visiting each other for a cuppa.

I wonder if they had baby cino? "That's a children's cappuccino"

To be continued.:-

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